Recipe: Lightened Up Beef Lettuce Tacos (9.23.14)

Posted at 11:48 AM, Sep 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-23 13:48:09-04

Lightened Up Beef Lettuce Tacos

  • 1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves


  • Diced tomato
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped red onion
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa

Sauté ground beef and in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with the chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink.

Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve meat mixture in romaine lettuce leaves with desired toppings.